The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the County Antrim region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank - - 29
Contract jobs citing QA 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim - - 1.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - - 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £21.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+72.09% -19.62%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the County Antrim region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
County Antrim
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
2 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 2.22% 5.05% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £450 £90 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+400.00% -64.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

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Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the County Antrim region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

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Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the County Antrim region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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Top 12 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) SOA
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (33.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management

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Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Financial Institution
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) QA Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) Java